GHA RFC MATCH 79: GHA RFC 16 – 30 CARTHA QUEENS PARK RFC
2005/2006: Scottish Premiership Two
CARTHA QUEENS PARK RFC
|G. Maclure||15||M. Loakman|
|M. Dunn||10||R. Moffat|
|Maclure||Try||Moffat (2), Loakman, Smillie|
The Southside Derby went the way of Cartha Queens Park who defeated GHA 30-16 at Braidholm.
In an entertaining game both teams played open attractive rugby with forceful running met by equally solid defence. GHA took the lead through a Martin Dunn penalty but Cartha responded when Michael Loakman converted his own try.
A couple of dropped-goals by Dunn and a determined solo try from Gareth Maclure put GHA back in front. Right on the stroke of half-time stand-off Ryan Moffat went over leaving the hosts leading 16-12 at the interval.
The opening 20 minutes of the second half remained fiercely competitive. Two Loakman penalties edged Cartha back in front and the home side was then dealt a blow when a player was sin-binned. The visitors took full advantage of the extra man by adding two more tries. The first was a good combination between Dameon Chaney and scrum-half John McCrossan finished off by flanker Smillie, while the second was a fine solo effort from Moffat.
To their credit GHA never gave up but by now the deficit was too great and Cartha played out the remainder of the game confidently.
Source: The Eastwood Extra, Thursday 27th October 2005